Feb 5

Parents everywhere often struggle with getting their kids to eat their veggies, and some studies show that this isn’t just a case of kids being stubborn. Vegetables can be bitter, and most kids just don’t like to eat bitter things. So, how can you get these healthy foods into your child’s stomach without a struggle? Check out: Three Foolproof Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies.

Jan 7

Everyone loves muffins, especially kids, but did you know muffins were a great way to sneak a few vegetables into their diets? If you’re not convinced, check out Giada De Laurentiis’s yummy recipe for Frosted Carrot and Zucchini Mini Muffins.

Dec 12

What do you do when your child decides he or she doesn’t want to eat meat? If you are a vegetarian, it may be an easy task to handle, but if you’re not, you might be entering a strange new world. You want to keep your kids happy and healthy at the same time. You’ll need to find new ways for them to get iron, protein, and several vitamins. Food Network offers up some great tips for feeding a vegetarian child.

Nov 8

Going to the local farmer’s market can be a great activity for the whole family. You can buy and learn about healthy foods, have fun, spend time together, and even get a little exercise as you walk around, checking out the merchandise. So, how can you help your kids enjoy the experience more? Check out 10 ways to involve your kids at the farmer’s market.

Oct 22

Looking for some ways to get your kids to eat their vegetables?  Check out the Food Network’s tips for kid-friendly vegetable dishes. From hiding the veggies in the meat to making your own pasta sauce, you’ll be making more nutritious meals in no time.

Jul 3

Getting your kids to eat their vegetables can be tough, so recipes that allow you to sneak some carrots or potatoes into your child’s diet are always a big hit with parents.   If that sounds familiar, you might want to check out this “Sneaky Chef” recipe:  Sweet ‘n Sassy Meatballs.  The recipe uses baby food veggies to give your child a little extra nutrition, as well as fruity jam to help sweeten these tasty treats.

Jun 13

Getting your child to eat their veggies can be a pretty difficult task.  A new product from Revolution Foods aims to change that.  Fruit and Veggie Mash-Ups combine your favorite fruit flavors with vegetables to make a smoothie-like product that is certified organic.  You can eat it right out of the pouch.  These come in fun flavors such as Beetbox Beery and Blueberry Blitz and are great for a nutritious snack on the go.

May 12

As a parent, you probably try to sneak vegetables into your child’s diet whenever possible.  That’s not always easy when your kids prefer pizza and french fries to sweet potatoes and green beans.  Fortunately, there are a few sneaky ways to add a little more nutrition to your child’s food, and you can get started as early as breakfast.  Check out these “Veggies for Breakfast” recipes.

Mar 27

Getting your child to eat their vegetables can be a pretty daunting task.  When you’re six years old, there’s just nothing very appealing about those green beans on your plate.  Moms have been trying to find ways to convince kids to eat their veggies for decades, from making a game of it (here comes the airplane) to ultimatums (if you don’t eat your broccoli, you will not watch TV tonight).  Fortunately, Jessica Seinfeld, who is a mom to three and cookbook author, has shared a few crafty recipes that will convince your kids that veggies can be tasty.  Check out her recipes for Pasta with Pea Pesto and Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.

Jan 27

You probably turned your nose up at broccoli when you were ten too. The trouble is that fruit and vegetables are essential for our health and when it comes to kids, we ignore this at our peril. Reluctant adults may be able to force a few salads down, but kids can be vegetable-resistant to an astonishing degree. Nor does ‘You won’t leave the table till you’ve eaten your greens’ wash with most kids. So how do we get our kids to eat the five portions of fruit and veggies a day that health authorities worldwide recommend?

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